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Date: 05/18/11 08:15 AM

37 Responses to Nerd Alert – What Does Sony Owe Us For PSN Outage?

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 6:12 am
    Link: Nerd Alert - What Does Sony Owe Us For PSN Outage? - Do you feel like they `owe you` for being offline? Even if it is a free service?
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    bucksteeth Male 18-29
    134 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 8:18 am
    Buy an X-Box
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 8:21 am
    dumb
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    bread4428 Male 18-29
    10 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 8:21 am
    They don`t owe us for the network being down, but they do owe us for carelessly allowing several million people`s credit info to be taken... Which they have fixed with free credit protection... so nothing... they owe us nothing, except the month I spent trying to earn money on GT5
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 8:25 am
    Last time I checked, PSN was mostly back
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    urbanlegend Male 18-29
    741 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 8:26 am
    I was going to type what bread4428 said, but they beat me to it. Not being able to play online isn`t the big deal, but the fact that they put SO much effort into making sure you couldn`t "mod" your system and SO little into protecting your credit card, name, address, birthday, (not even a firewall) is. The mod who let this through obviously isn`t up on current events, and the person who posted this isn`t neither, and has a poor misconception on this ordeal, and shouldn`t be allowed to talk. And damn, I`m not even a PS3 owner.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 8:27 am
    They don`t owe you ANYTHING except a refund.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 8:29 am
    bread4428
    Male, 18-29, Midwest US
    9 Posts Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:21:59 AM
    They don`t owe us for the network being down, but they do owe us for carelessly allowing several million people`s credit info to be taken... Which they have fixed with free credit protection... so nothing... they owe us nothing, except the month I spent trying to earn money on GT5


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    Except no info was taken. Everything they are doing/did is/was a precaution. There is no evidence that any data was taken. There is only evidence that the database was accessed. If it was a member of the retards at 4chan, then chances are they wont do anything, especially when they were stupid enough to demand $100,000 from Sony to tell them how they gained access.
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    laxdef36 Male 18-29
    171 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 8:34 am
    Who`s ready to F***?
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 8:36 am
    All sony owes me is hours and hours and days of my life spent infront of the tv.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 8:39 am
    Except no info was taken.
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    How do you know? Sony doesn`t even know what was taken. They certainly owe us credit protection but that also requires you to give up personal information to another 3rd party who`s security is only assumed.
    The network was down for over 3 weeks. When the network is down the games you wanted to play offline would`nt work if they were updated prior to the last time you played it.
    I only had one game that was up to date. I was this close to bagging it for an X-box but now that they are back online I`ll let it slide suspecting their network security will be best.
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    Gottamgear Male 18-29
    670 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 8:44 am
    Right on madest!

    vvvv I agree 100%! vvvv
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    Norris Male 18-29
    1011 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 8:49 am
    They already did SOO much go to their blog if you wanna know...but in light of current events, theyve been hacked again!

    PSN hacked again!
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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
    758 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:05 am
    People have no right to bitch about the PSN network being down. It`s free, WTP do you expect?
    Now, when XBL gets hacked, then we have the right to bitch. I don`t pay Microsoft (yet more money...) to have a sh-tty....wait, yes I do. Nevermind...like the guy said, I NEED to be called a fag by a ten year old.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:24 am
    they brought up a good point. not owning a ps3, i don`t get why you have you`re credit card number on a free network. is it for dlc or something along those lines? explain please.
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    puppies04 Male 18-29
    686 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:32 am
    Of course people have the right to bitch about this giant f-up. If the network was just down then people could still claim that they bought a ps3 so they could play online and as they couldn`t do that they would be annoyed....

    BUT the network isn`t just down, sony were given peoples trust to keep private banking details safe and now peopple are being defrauded, how anyone can claim that people dont have the right to be pissed about that is beyond me. Luckily for me none of this effects me as i own an eggbox
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:37 am
    they own us nothing. but there giving us 2 free games!!!!!!!!!!.. im gettin infamous for sure.. glad i never bought it... then for my secound ill take my time and decide.. definitely not little big plannet... i bought that and sold it the next day on ebay!!!!!!!!!
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    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
    645 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:44 am
    They have you`re CC info.. I cant even look at apple store without giving them a CC.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:48 am
    Like..... like........ like.....
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    Farsidedown Male 18-29
    421 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 10:14 am
    I was wondering why the fourth guy sitting there wasn`t saying anything...
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    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 10:55 am
    Well I get PSN for free. So I don`t think they owe me much. Some free games are awesome though.
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    ardystic Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 11:14 am
    PSN being offline isn`t the problem, the theft of private info is what they needed to compensate for. Sony doesn`t owe me anything for losing a few weeks of a FREE service. They don`t even owe me the free games and subscriptions they`re giving out to all their customers since I never used my CC for PSN but thanks anyway, Sony.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    2157 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 11:35 am
    @SunnyNphilly - a lot of people don`t have their CC #`s on file with PSN.
    If you can`t even look at the apple store without a CC# what does that tell you.
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    illios Male 18-29
    181 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    I don`t really think they OWE you anything, but I`d say they would probably be best to give you something anyway (maybe some free DLC), just to make people feel like they we re paid, a lot of people will be cautious about signing up that`s for sure, Yeah those people will miss out on what ever DLC comes out but for every DLC not bought it`s potential money not made.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3234 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    Sony owes me nothing unless some charges happen on my card, which I suspect will not happen as my card had been deactivate prior to the hack.
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    Black_August Male 18-29
    35 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    That guy on the right was awfully quiet.
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    Wizensilver Male 13-17
    405 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    I like the fact they`re offering me free games, and the only really outrageous thing about it was that a lot of people`s information was compromised.
    I feel more sorry for games like SOCOM and Brink.
    Oh, and the annoyance about (still) not being able to play Portal 2 co-op.
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    muffalletta Male 18-29
    543 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    OWE? I don`t know. I do know that many of my expensive games are online only and needless to say, they`ve been paper weights for the last month.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    I dont think that they owe us, but its awesome for the PSN to give out freebies
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 3:27 pm
    her jeans are too tight, shes got `love handles` going on
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
    2120 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 5:15 pm
    @ruthless1990
    You mean muffin top, which is far sexier than love handles.
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 7:01 pm
    Someone found the college humour site again today.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    May 18, 2011 at 9:37 pm
    Dear PSN members.

    Thank You for being trusting with your credit cards online.

    Sincerely
    The president of Sony






    P.S. Chumps.
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 12:17 am
    just gonna try the pro-sony side here

    -credit card info stolen was (supposedly) encrypted so not really worried there (and have yet to see any untoward charges on my c-card so think i`m good). Also, most banks, BOA for example, has a pretty good fraud detection system; found that out first hand when someone hacked my account (unrelated to this incedent)...good times.
    -sony is giving pretty good amends considering this wasn`t their fault. They were attacked; it`d be like blaming your bank for being robbed. No one does that, so why all the blame on Sony, how about some blame on the attackers which I have not heard nearly enough of. Sony is giving, for free, 2 ps3 games and 2 psn games (granted, older games, but still good titles, infamous and LBP to name two) and they really don`t need to do this, but they are, so kudos to them.
    -and lastly, silver lining to being hacked, now they know about their security holes so they`ll be all nice and plugged up.
    Ok i`m done
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    Izaq Male 30-39
    173 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 4:51 am
    I still don`t understand why Sony stored our credit card numbers on their servers. Caching them on the PS3 is handy for repeated purchases etc, but why store them in Sony`s servers? When the payment is complete, they have no use for it anymore.

    And no, they don`t owe me anything for closing their free services a while.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 7:01 am
    Here`s what Sony owes us. They owe us a system that will be protected from hackers. A system that pushes game updates to registered users would be nice, so if by chance they`re crippled for weeks on end your old games will be playable. It would be nice if they didn`t randomly blame Anonymous simply because they have a bone to pick with them.
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    May 19, 2011 at 11:12 pm
    And they call me paranoid for not storing anything personal on the internet...
    and seriously why did you even give them your credit card number when it`s free? this sounds like those "YOU WON GET YOU FREE PRICE NOW" scams.

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